Archive for September, 2008

Textless Tuesday ~ September 30th, 2008

Credit Ratings and Mortgages

I’m happy to have another guest post today from one of our favourite Mortgage Consultants, Michelle Reichart.   Thanks Michelle. Credit reports can make or break your chances of getting finances. I can’t stress how important it is in getting a mortgage to have good credit.  One of the most important things that lenders look at […]

Collingwood Library Gets “Shafted”

As I’m still having trouble picturing a large completed building on the site, I like to wander by and check out the progress of the new library being built at the corner of St. Marie and Simcoe Streets.  First up is the elevator shaft which will eventually carry us up to the green roof.  Can’t […]

Collingwood is one of Canada’s Top 20 Places To Live

It may not be a subjective or thorough study however, Relocate- Canada has named Collingwood one of Canada’s Top 20 places to live.  It’s the second time of late that we’ve been recognized in this fashion so certainly someone is out there spreading our little secret! Here’s what they had to say about our fair […]

Collingwood New Home Subdivision Tour Part 5: Mountaincroft

Today’s post has been contributed by Chris.   Thanks Chris! Mountaincroft subdivision by Grandview Homes is a community slated for 370 new homes, located at Poplar Sideroad and High Street, in southwest Collingwood.   Lot widths are 35, 40, 45 and 50 feet and much of the subdivision will have long views west to Blue Mountain, while being […]

Sunset Point Park in Collingwood

If you are thinking of looking at property for sale in Collingwood, then you know how important location can be.  Living close to a park or near the waterfront will add a big premium to the price tag but for some, it may be well worth it. One of the nicest parks in Collingwood surely […]

Small Town Life IS Better

The dynamics of living in a small town  are very different than living in a city.  Ask any one of the thousands of people who have moved to Collingwood and area in the last several years and you’ll hear the same thing. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE tells me how friendly and helpful people are […]

Lights Out Collingwood and Creemore

Starting at midnight tonight through to tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 10:00 a.m., Hydro One has scheduled a planned power outage affecting all of Collingwood and Creemore so that a major system upgrade can be completed. The Fire Department reminds us that flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light than candles during a […]

Well, well… buying a rural property?

Many of our rural properties in South Georgian Bay get their water supply from wells, be they dug, drilled, bored or sand point wells. Whenever I list such a home for sale, I always take a water sample at the outset.  Quite probably, any offer that comes in will include a buyers requirement for one or […]

Using a Power of Attorney to Sell Real Estate

Many years ago, my widowed mother executed two Power of Attorneys:  one for personal care and one for property.  It was one of the best things she could have done.  Five years ago, my Mom had a debilitating stroke that left her partially paralyzed and unable to speak.  As a result, her home had to […]

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